Over the weekend I did a quick little project that transformed our stairs. We've been looking for carpet treads for our stairs for a while now. Our dog has a hurt leg and she's taken a spill here and there (my poor baby) so we thought it was time to add a little padding on the steps so they aren't so slick. So I started looking around online and basically found either A. ugly or B. expensive. So, I took matters into my own hands. I work with carpet tiles on most of my commercial jobs, and thought, i can just cut one of those suckers in half and put right on my stairs. And that's exactly what i did. The project turned out beautifully. Here is the process:
|uncut carpet tiles |
25cm x 25 cm
|i love this pattern and texture, |
|Step 1: Draw a line down the center of the tile|
|Step 2: Use an exacto knife or utility knife to cut|
through the backing and carpet fibers
|Step 3: Pull apart the pieces and trim|
all the rough edges with scissors
|Step 4: Put the tiles on your stairs|
|Step 5: Admire there beauty|
I'm super happy with how these turned out. And now we worry much less about our cute puppy (ok, she's 6, i know she's not a puppy anymore) falling down the stairs. There are tons of carpet tiles out there, but the most common one on the market is Flor. You can usually find these at Home Depot or Lowes. I think even some furniture stores are starting to carry them. The tiles I used are made by there parent company Interface.
Have you guys ever used carpet tiles? What sort of inventive things have you done with them?
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